common-cold virus

n.

Any of numerous strains of viruses associated with the common cold, especially the rhinoviruses, and also including strains of adenovirus, ECHO virus, and parainfluenza virus.

Nearby words

  1. common touch,
  2. common touch, the,
  3. common variable immunodeficiency,
  4. common year,
  5. common yellow throat,
  6. common-law,
  7. common-law marriage,
  8. common-sense realism,
  9. commonable,
  10. commonage


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